In the 29th round of the Premier League, Liverpool hosted Chelsea. The guests from the first minutes prudently gave the initiative to the opponent, who, running ahead, struck only one shot on target Mehndi for the entire match. Moreover, a "significant" event happened already in the 86th minute.
“Blues” competently defended and several times seriously threatened the opponent. And in the middle of the first half, Werner managed to sign at Alisson's goal, but the goal was canceled due to a millimeter offside.
However, the owners were not happy for long. Just before the break, the Londoners opened an account, and they did it absolutely legitimately. Mount on the corner of the penalty area left Fabinho and made Alisson surrender with an aimed blow to the far corner. 0: 1.
In the second half, the Lersisiders came out loaded and stormed the rivals' goal. A striking episode occurred at the 48th minute. Kante played in his own penalty area after a cross by Firmino, but Atkinson did not even think to put a penalty.
By the middle of the second half, Liverpool eased the pressure on the opponent's goal. Perhaps, it became clear to every viewer that a draw for the Merseysides would be a huge success. And it almost happened at the end of the match, but Kabak could not become the savior of the red Merseyside squad.
Liverpool is dropping to seventh place, and ninth is looming on the horizon for points lost. It does not fit in my head that this team met 2021 with the status of a leader.
Chelsea regained fourth place. In the next round, Tuchel's team will play with Everton, who lurked behind in the standings. And Liverpool will play a home match against Fulham on March 7.
Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea
Goal: Mount, 42.
Liverpool: Alisson - Alexander Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson - Thiago (Milner, 80), Wijnaldum, Jones (Jota, 62) - Salah (Oxlade Chamberlain, 62), Firmino, Manet.
Chelsea: Mendy - Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger - James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell - Ziyech (Pulisic, 66), Mount (Kovacic, 81) - Werner (Havertz, 90 + 1).